|05/10/17||Karthika snana begins|
|17/10/17||Dhana Trayodashi/Jalapoorna Trayodashi|
Sravana maasa – Month of festivals:
Though dates are given, please check with Your local mutt(As dates may differ in few cases)
|25 July 2017||Tuesday||Mangala gowri|
|26 July 2017||Wednesday||Naga chathurthi|
|27 July 2017||Thursday||Naga Panchami(Rayar mutt)|
|28 July 2017||Friday||Maasa mahalakshmi kalasa sthapana
Naga Panchami(Uttaradhi matha)
Rig vedi Nithya nudana upakarma
|29 July 2017||Saturday||Sravana shanivara|
|1 Aug 2017||Tuesday||Mangala gowri|
|2 Aug 2017||Wednesday||Budha brahaspathi Pooja|
|3 Aug 2017||Thursday||Ekadashi
End of Shakavrata
Beginning of Dhathi vrata
|4 Aug 2017||Friday||Dwadashi|
|5 Aug 2017||Saturday||Sravana shanivara|
|7 Aug 2017||Monday||Raksha bandana|
|8 Aug 2017||Tuesday||Mangala gowri|
|9 Aug 2017||Wednesday||Budha brahaspathi Pooja
Sri Rayaru Madhyaaradhana
|11 Aug 2017||Friday||Sravana aidu sukravara haadu|
|12 Aug 2017||Saturday||Sravana shanivara|
|14 Aug 2017||Monday||Krishna Janmashtami|
|15 Aug 2017||Tuesday||Mangala gowri|
|16 Aug 2017||Wednesday||Budha brahaspathi Pooja|
|18 Aug 2017||Friday||Ekadashi|
|19 Aug 2017||Saturday||Dwadashi|
I hope for this upcoming festival season, Those designs (which we can draw Rangoli kemmannu in front yard) would be useful for everyone.
This festival is celebrated on Jyeshta shukla Amavasya
Mannu means mud; Yethu means bullock. This festival is celebrated in Karnataka, and AP, and bullocks made of mud are worshiped by the farmers
How to celebrate?
People make two bulls out of Mud and Do pooja to the bulls with arshina, kumkuma, flowers and Do neivedhya of Karadakadubu , sweet dishes etc
In a way , this festival of bullock symbolizes the importance of bulls in Farming and It is like thanking the bullock for good harvest
Vatasavithri is celebrated on Jyeshta shukla pournima
Who should do this vrata?
This vrata is mainly observed by the married women for the longevity and prosperity of their husbands and they pray for a happy and peaceful married life
This sacred vrata is dedicated to Goddess Gauri and Sati Savitri
Story of Savitri and Satyavan
The story of Savitri and Satyavanis presented in the VanaParva of the epic Mahabharata.
Savitri was born to the king of Madra kingdom, Asvapati as a boon to this king, granted by the sun god Savitr. As she grew up into a fine young lady, her father told her to find her own husband.
She set out on a pilgrimage for this purpose, and came across Satyavan , who was the son of blind Dyumatsena, king of the Salwa Kingdom.
After losing his eye sight, he lived as a forest dweller in exile. Lord Narada did not approve of the choice as Satyavan was destined to die after an year and he told this to Savitri’s father, who also did not approve of the choice.
Since Savitri was determined to marry Satyavan, his father gave in. After her marriage, Savitri lived the life of a hermit and went to live in the forest with her husband and in-laws.
Exactly three days before the death of her husband Satyvan, she observed a rigorous fast and followed her husband into the forest after seeking permission from her father-in-law.
On the day Satyavan was destined to die, while he was cutting wood, he suddenly fell very weak and layed his head on Savitri’s lap and passed away.
Then Lord Yama, the God of death himself came to claim Satyavan’s soul but Savitri refused to allow him to take her husband’s soul. As Yama carried Satyavan’s soul, Savitri followed him and when she was told to return back by the God of death, she offered words of wisdom. Lord Yama was impressed by the speech of savitri. He praised her for her choice of words and intelligence and offered to grant her three wishes.
She asked for the return of the eye sight of her father-in-law along with his kingdom. She also asked for hundred sons for her father-in-law, as the second wish and then hundred son for herself, as the third wish. Yama granted all the three wishes and the last wish created a dilemma as it could not materialize without giving back the life of her husband Finally, Lord Yama accepted defeat and returned Satyavan’s soul. This is how Savitri, with her wisdom and dedication brought her husband back to life.
The Importance of Banyan Tree
It is believed that by performing all the rituals of the puja below this scared tree, all the desires of the devotees are fulfilled
On the purnima, in the month of Jyestha, the idols of Savitri-Satyava nand Yamraj riding a buffalo, made from god or mud, are brought by the devotees and these are then worshipped with the Banyan tree
How to celebrate?
- Do Alankara to Parvati Parameshwara photo, Do samarpana of arisina, kumkuma, chandana, pushpa maala, gaja vastra
- sing devara nama, neivedya of mango and mangalarathi.
- for mutthaidharu, distribute Thaamboola Dakshina, and mangoes
Dhana & Dharma
Gowri triteeya – morada bhagina to suhasinis
Rama Navami & Chithra pournami – panaka, nevermore(butter milk) & kosambari to Brahmana mutthaidaru
|Vaishaka maasa||panaka, nevermore(butter milk) & kosambari to Brahmana mutthaidharu on all possible days
Askshaya truteeya: Sandals, bisinike(handheld fan), tender coconut water, umbrella, curd rice, sandalwood, cucumber etc
Prapadaana(Means making separate area for supplying water, butter milk to the public during hot summer days)
Panaka Pooja and palara pooja
Chappals, umbrella, tila, sandalwood, hand fan
|Aashada||Chappals, umbrella, salt, amla|
|Shravana||Mangala gowi, varalakshmi habba
Sampath shukravara habba – moradha bhagina and udi thumbodhu
Naga chathurthi – brahmachari – gopichandana, janivara, vilyadhaladike
|Bhadrapada||Payasa, Salt & Jaggery
Swana gowri vratha – moradha bhagina to husband’s sister and to one’s own mom or mutthaidharu
Rishi Panchami for 7 mutthaidharu, sowmangalya dravya, fruits, chiguli, thembittu should be given
|Ashwija||Gold, silver(Yatha sakthi)
One pumpkin, Milk, chappals
|Karthika||Deepa, gopichandana, cow, amla, saaligrama, sankha, vegetables , vana bhojana|
|Dhanur||Bedsheet, Shayya Dana for Dampatis for Sarvakshema: 2 Carpets, 2 pillows, 2 bedsheets), Huggi dana|
|Pousha||Silver cup, coconut, vasthra dana, tila dana|
|Maagha||Kushmanda, dhathri, Maradha bhagina(Suddha dwadasi), thila dana(Along with a copper cup), salagrama dana, annadhana|
|Phalguna||Sesame seeds, milk, Godhana, vasthra dana|
Godana, Apoopa dana, Deepa dana, Akhanda Deepa, Daily river bath, Fast on Ekadashi, Dharane,parane, Tamboola dana
|Kamalalaya – Madhusudhana||Shukla||Tritiya||Akshaya Trutiya
|Sri parasurama jayanthi|
|Saptami||Gangopatti, Bhagirathi Jayanthi|
|Pournima||Shri kurma Jayanthi|
|Vaishaka snana ends|
|Sno||Paksha||Tithi||Name of yathi||Mutt||Place of brindavana|
|1||Shukla||Pratipat||Sri Sathyanadha thirtharu||Uttaradhi mutt||Veeracholapuram|
|2||Sri Vidhyanidhi thirtharu||Sripadaraja mutt||Odapalli,pallipalayam|
|3||Tritiya||Sri Vidhyadhiraja thirtharu||Vyasaraja mutt||Jagannathapuri|
|4||Sri Vijayadhwaja thirtharu||Kanva thirtha|
|5||Chathurthi||Sri Vidhyapathi thirtharu||Vyasaraja mutt||Kumbakonam|
|6||Sri vidhyasrinivasa thirtharu||Vyasaraja mutt||Sosale|
|7||Shasti||Sri Ramachandra thirtharu||Uttaradhi mutt||Yeragola|
|8||Dashami||Sri sripathi thirtharu||Sripadaraja mutt|
|9||Ekadashi||Sri Vidhyanatha thirtharu||Vyasaraja mutt||Kumbakonam|
|10||Dwadashi||Sri Suvrateendra thirtharu||Rayar mutt||Manthralaya|
|11||Pournima||Sri Rajendra thirtharu||Vyasaraja mutt||Yeragola|
|12||Krishna||Panchami||Sri srinivasa thirtharu||Vyasaraja mutt||Anegundi, Nava brindavana|
|13||Saptami||Sri Bhuvanendra thirtharu||Rayar mutt||Rajavalli|
|14||Navami||Sri vidhyaRathnakara thirtharu||Vyasaraja mutt||Sosale|
|15||Ekadashi||Sri BRahmanya thirtharu||Vyasaraja mutt||Abbur|
|16||Chathurthashi||Sri Sugunanidhi thirtharu||Sripadaraja mutt|
|2||Ashtami||Modalakalu sesha dasaru|
The meaning of gangotpatti means the origin of Ganga Devi or incarnation. This festival is observed on the Vaisakha Sukla Saptami. It is said that all the sins are removed by worshipping Goddess Ganga Devi on that day.
We all know that Bhageeratha brought the river Ganga to the Earth from Deva Loka. The river on its way, flooded into the Ashrama of Janhu Maharishi.
He got angry and swallowed the river by doing aachamana. Bhageeratha in great distress, begged Maharishi to released the river.
The kind-hearted, Maharishi, released the river, through his right ear. He thought if he releases the river from his mouth, it would become ‘uchchishta’. . That day is celebrated as Gangot-patti. from then river Ganga became ‘Janhavi’ — since she became the daughter of Janhu Maharishi.
On this day, Ganga Puja is celebrated in the house.
Perform shodasopachara Pooja to Kalasa along with Ganga thaali
For the last decade, Akshaya triteeya festival is getting more popular because of humongous advertisements made by Jewelleries these days in Television, FM, Newspaper and Social media
Akshaya tritheeya is the festival not just buying Gold, but doing lot of Punya karyaas on the auspicious day
When is Akshaya triteeya?
- Akshaya triteeya is celebrated on Vaishakha Shukla Triteeya
- IT is the most auspicious day for any subha kaarya
- Any punya Kaarya(Homa, dhaana, tarpana, Japa) yields more phala and punya to an individual
- It is believed that anything good done on this day lasts forever and forever.
- On this day, The sun and moon, are both on their maximum of brightness and glory.
- Every single minute on this day is considered auspicious or a ‘muhurta’
Significance of this day:
- It is believed that the Sri VedaVyasaru started his epic composition Mahabharat on this day.
- The poor brahmin Sudama visited his childhood friend Lord Krishna in Dwarka with a handful of poha on this day.
- The Pandavas received the ‘Akshaya Pathram’ (bowl) from Lord Krishna (in the Mahabharata) on this day.
What is akshaya means?
Akshaya means that which is eternal, continuous, imperishable. Good deeds done on this day are blessed forever.
How to celebrate?
- Do early morning snana with sankalpa
- Perform japa
- Perform saligrama pooja(for men) , Lakshmi pooja, Tulasi pooja, Gowri pooja(For women)
- Perform Pitru tarpana(If applicable)
- Do Dhana, Dharma
- Do parayana(Vayu stuthi, sumadhwa vijaya, Manyu suktha etc for men), Lakshmi shobhane, Sudhama haadu, Harikathamruta saara for women etc )
You can find almost in all the temples, Main deities are decorated with sandalwood(Special alankara on akshaya tritheeya day)
|Padmini – Vishnu||Shukla||Pratipat||Ugadi|
|Tritiya||Shri matsya jayanthi /
|Vaishaka snana begins|
|Krishna||Chathurdashi||Shri varaha jayanthi|
|Sl.no||Paksha||Tithi||Name of yathi||Mutt||Place of brindavana|
|Prathama||Sri Purushottama tirtharu||Vyasaraja mutt||Abbur|
|Sri Sathyapragna tirtharu||Uttaradhi mutt||Athkoor|
|3.||Sri Vedavyasa tirtharu||Sripadaraja mutt||Pengonda|
|4.||Panchami||Sri Vidhyavijaya thirtharu|
|5.||Ashtami||Sri Sathyadhyana tirtharu||Uttaradhi mutt||Pandarapur|
|6.||Navami||Sri Kavimdra tirtharu||Rayar mutt||Navabrindavana|
|7.||Sri Pragnanidhi tirtharu||Sripadaraja mutt||Mulbagilu|
|8.||Trayodashi||Sri Sathyapriya tirtharu||Uttaradhi mutt||Mana madurai|
|Sri Sathya vratha tirtharu||Sripadaraja mutt||Srirangam|
|10.||Sri Munindra tirtharu||Rayar mutt||Srirangam|
|Bahula||Dwitiya||Sri Sushameendra thirtharu||Rayar mutt||Manthralaya|
|11.||Tritiya||Sri Vagisha tirtharu||Rayar mutt||Nava brindavana|
|Sri Subhudendra tirtharu||Rayar mutt||Nanjanagud|
|13.||Sri Sathyavijaya tirtharu||Uttaradhi mutt||Sathya vijaya Nagar|
|Trayodasi||Sri Vidhyasridhara tirtharu||Vyasaraja mutt||Srirangam|
|Sl.no||Paksha||Tithi||Name of Dasaru|
|1.||Shukla||Navami||Sri Muddu Mohana dasaru|